Frequently asked questions

Q1. Can iMagine Photo render images that use the CMYK colour space?

A1 Yes

Q2 Can iMagine Photo create images with a CMYK colour space?

A2 No.

Q3 Can iMagine Photo access all frames of a GIF file?

A3. Yes, if you import the gif file using the movie importer. If you import the gif file using the graphics importer you will only have access to the first frame.

Q4. Can iMagine Photo create GIF files?

A4. No.

Q5. Can iMagine Photo access all images in a TIFF file?

A5. Yes, you can do this using the graphics importer, the image count property tells you how many images are contained in the file and the image index property allows you to process each image individually.

Q6. Can iMagine Photo create TIFF files with multiple images in them?

A6. No.

Q7. Can iMagine Photo access all pages of a PDF file?

A7. Yes, if you import the pdf file using a movie importer and then treat each page as if it where a movie frame.

Q8. Can iMagine Photo read and write exif data?

A8. Yes

Q9. Can iMagine Photo create images with transparency information in them?

A9. Yes

Q10 Can iMagine Photo modify image file metadata like exif and resolution without having to recompress the image data?

A10 Yes

Q11. Can iMagine Photo really create movies from individual frames?

A11. Yes, use the movie editor, see the creating movies documentation.

Q12. Why do I need iMagine Photo when Apple supplies "Image Events"

A12. iMagine Photo provides far more functionality than "Image Events", for example, being able to write exif information, the ability to apply filters, draw shapes and text onto the image files, plus the ability to access all frames of a movie and create movies. iMagine Photo includes all the functionality of "Image Events", like scaling, cropping, rotating and converting image formats.

Q13. Why do I need iMagine Photo when I have already bought Photoshop.

A13. Because Photoshop was not designed around automation, and its automation features are cumbersome and slow.

Q14. Why do I need iMagine Photo when I already have Graphic Converter.

A14. Because Graphic Converter was not designed around automation. iMagine Photo is signicantly faster than Graphic Converter using AppleScript.